Tuesday, April 15, 2014

CTD288 - Lucky Me

Thanks for stopping by for Color Throwdown 288! It my turn to host this weeks challenge! I have chosen this pretty backyard photo for inspiration for out challenge this week. 
I hope you get a chance to play along for a chance to be next week's Guest Star Stamper!



And here is my scrapbook page using this week's colors. 


Inspiration for my layout comes from this month sketch challenge at Once Upon a Sketch.

I started by distressing and inking the edges of my background paper. I added little peeks of lace under a few of the distressed portions. Then I used the Delicate Doily Stencil and Light Molding Paste to add texture in the background.


Here's a closer look at the top corner. I used the File Tab Die-namics and added the sentiment with stamps from the Document It - Off the Chart Stamp Set. The little heart is cut with the smallest die in the Heart STAX Die-namics.

The doilies are cut with the Dainty Doily Duo and the Mini Doily Circles Die-namics. I used a combination of the Royal Rose and Layered Leaves Die-namics to create the flower embellishment.

My patterned paper is from Authentique.


I created the journaling card with dies in the Blueprints 14 Die-namics. The "Lucky me!" sentiment is from Complimentary Greetings Stamp Set. 

You do not have to have the exact colors to play the Color Throwdown challenge,  just use the closest you have.  Use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD288.  Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week!

Monika Davis
Jeanne Jachna – April Guest Designer
Sandy Mathis - Guest Star Stamper
Jane Howden - Guest Star Stamper

Here are the MFT products I used on my layout:

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

MFT's April Release Rewind - Part 1

Thanks for stopping by for MFT's April Rewind - Part 1!  The MFT Team has another two days of inspiration for you using using newly released products that are available HERE NOW. You can stop by the MFT Blog for the list of all the designers sharing projects today. 

Today I am playing with the new Blueprints 14 and the Happy Graduation Stamp Set. I have two cards to share. 


I really like this month's new Blueprints with the rounded corner! On this card I used the Starry Night Stencil and gold molding paste to create the star background pattern. The Wild Cherry Card Stock matting is also cut with a die in Blueprints 14

The sentiment is stamped in Gold Ink and then embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. The sentiment is cut out with another die in Blueprints 14, as is the gold scalloped border. 

The graduation hat is cut with a die in the Graduation Accents Die-namics and mounted on a doily cut with the Mini Doily Circles Die-namics. 


On the inside I stamped another sentiment from the Happy Graduation Stamp Set. 


My next card has a totally different feel. Here is stamped the background pattern with the new On the Diagonal Background Stamp in Pink Lemonade Ink. The sentiment is also from the Happy Graduation Stamp Set, stamp in Whip Cream Ink and embossed with an off white embossing powder. 

The diploma is created with the Graduation Accents Die-namics  and the flowers and leaves are included in the Blueprints 14 Die-namics. 


On the inside I stamped another sentiment from the Happy Graduation Stamp Set. 

Here are the links to the products I used to create my cards:


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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Color Throwdown 287 - Happy Easter Layout

Thanks for stopping by for Color Throwdown 287! Lori is hosting this weeks challenge! She has chosen these soft spring colors for us to work with this week.

I hope you get a chance to play along for a chance to be next week's Guest Star Stamper!



Here is my Easter layout inspired by this week's color Challenge. 


I added flowers to the background paper with the Spring Flower Stencil and Banana Split Ink




At the top the "Happy Easter" Sentiment is stamped with the Easter Bunny Stamp Set. The word "Remember" is cut with one of the dies in the Accent It - Story Titles Die-namics


At the bottom I used the Grassy Edges and the Tall Grassy Edges Die-namics to add the rows of grass. The bunny and the eggs are cut with dies in the Easter Bunny Die-namics. The bunny is cut from chipboard and covered in flocking. 

You do not have to have the exact colors to play the Color Throwdown challenge,  just use the closest you have.  Use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD287.  Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week!

Monika Davis
Jeanne Jachna – April Guest Designer

Here are the MFT products I used on my layout:

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